Cairns Communications is the Freelance Journalism / VoiceOver / Training / Travel Writing company of Graham and Shirley Cairns.
Training and Education
Graham and Shirley Cairns have been involved in training for decades, in Public Speaking and Journalism education.
For many years they were key figures in the growth and development of Toastmasters clubs in two states, and both have been ad-hoc mentors in their various workplaces.
In particular, Graham is a Distinguished Toastmaster, a professional speaker, and a public speaking coach who is writing a book on hints and tips for nervous speakers.
Graham is also a TAFE-qualified trainer, and has been teaching university students on a part-time basis for nearly 20 years in a variety of journalism-related subjects. Those subjects have included traditional subjects like Newswriting, Styles and Genres of news, Court reporting and Politics, as well as online subjects including Computer-Assisted Reporting, Publishing, and Live blogging. He has also taught Radio and Print news production.
If you or your staff need training in
* how to deal with the news media,
* how to present key points in news interviews, and
* how to best get your point across,
then who better than a journalist of 35+ years experience?
CairnsCommunications can structure training courses in media management to meet your needs – just call!
Freelance journalism / production / blogging
As an experienced journalist with a lifetime focus on broadcast and online journalism, Graham at CairnsCommunications can assist with your short-term journalism needs.
Graham has worked in Commercial, Public and Community radio, and understands the imperatives and constraints of each sector. He is highly skilled on both sides of the microphone – as a newsreader, a presenter, a producer and a journalist.
He has also worked as an online journalist – both as a writer and as a producer.
If you need a media release, or a blog post, a fill-in newsreader/journalist or web producer, CairnsCommunications can help.
As a lifetime broadcast professional, Graham has a smooth, urbane, educated-Australian voice which has been used by hundreds of clients big and small.
He can provide narration for your corporate videos (including Youtube explainers), Radio and TV commercials, phone-on-hold messaging and more. He’s also a skilled interviewer and copywriter, helping YOUR words have meaning!
Graham and Shirley Cairns have a passion for travel – but unlike many writers, they are doing it on their own dollar. As a couple in their 60s with adult children, they are SKINs – ‘Spending the Kids Inheritance Now’. But since they’d like to leave those kids something, they are adopting a ‘value for money’ approach – not being too stingy, but by the same token, not spending as if money were no object.
Here, you’ll find a series of reports and observations from their travels – and also, some of the quirkier things about their home region, too! If you’re interested in domestic or international travel – by car, plane or cruise-ship – drop in to share the word on the world!